Itching In A Circular Shape That Continues To Expand In The Skin Of A Child’s Hand?

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excuse me. want to ask. my child has itchiness on the hands. in the form of a small circle. and why the rounded circle is probably getting bigger. what pain is that? and Bhaya or not for children?

1 Answer:

Hello Islan,

Thank you for the question.

Circular itching that continues to grow in the skin of a child's hand could be a sign of having a fungal infection (tinea manum). Frequently, it is not only itchy and circular, this fungal infection can also make the skin appear reddish, scaly, smooth, and peeling, especially on the outside. If not handled properly, this yeast infection can spread to other parts of the body, or also spread to other people around the child.

It could also, besides fungal infections, complaints on your child's hands occur due to contact dermatitis, impetigo, scabies, prickly heat, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, drug side effects, xerosis, and many other factors.

The danger or not this condition can certainly vary depending on the cause. It is better if the cause is clear, you should check with your child directly to the doctor, dermatologist, or pediatrician for further assessment and appropriate treatment is given.

At home, you can encourage your child to:

 Maintain better hygiene, including routine hand washing with antiseptic soap. Keep hands not too moist, for example by using tissue when sweating Give your child bathing products, gloves, and clothes, do not exchange with others. Encourage children not to scratch or excessive manipulation of itchy skin If the child is more than 5 years old, you can sprinkle the salicyl powder on his itchy skin. Hope it helps.

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